Avnet Names Kevin Moriarty CFO

PHOENIX — Avnet, Inc. (NYSE:AVT), a leading global technology distributor, today announced that it has named Kevin Moriarty as Avnet Chief Financial Officer (CFO), effective January 2, 2013. As announced in April, Avnet’s current Chief Financial Officer Ray Sadowski will be retiring from his position after 20 years as CFO. Moriarty was selected to succeed…

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Is the US Feeling the ‘Apple Effect’?

It looks like {complink 379|Apple Inc.}'s decision to manufacture in the US is already having the desired effect. Bloomberg reported today that Apple’s leading EMS partner, {complink 2125|Foxconn Electronics Inc.}, is also considering expanded US production. Several news outlets say the decision is being driven by the practicalities of assembling products near the point of…

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Chip Slump: Don’t Blame the Economy

If you think that the semiconductor industry’s poor performance in 2012 is solely due to depressed economic conditions, think again. A lack of innovation in the PC market could have more to do with sluggish chip revenues than any economic slowdown, and the numbers reflect this dilemma. The latest figures from IHS show that the…

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Playing Offense in Innovation

As the world continues to fancy smartphones and tablets, the notebook market appears to be falling into limbo. Many people believe that smartphones and tablets are the only future for computing devices and that the notebook is a dying product, even with its new make-up (i.e., Ultrabook or ultraportable). At the beginning of 2012 there…

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Newark element14 Launches New Microsite

CHICAGO – Newark element14, the leading distributor of electronic components and engineering solutions in the Americas and a business of Premier Farnell (LSE:pfl), today launched an easy-to-use industrial automation microsite, developed to help engineers in design or plant maintenance roles more efficiently research and source products. The microsite at www.newark.com/industrialautomation offers extensive information produced by…

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Where Are the Chinese Buyers?

This past month, I have been researching the economic news about China as it relates to supply chain issues. In some ways, I feel like a doctor who has been examining a patient for general health concerns, chronic illnesses, and even potential fatal disorders, as evidenced by the surfacing symptoms over time. I cannot X-ray…

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Intersil and Future Electronics go Global

MILPITAS, CA – December 5, 2012 – Intersil Corporation (NASDAQ Global Select: ISIL), a world leader in the design and manufacture of high-performance analog, mixed signal and power management semiconductors, today announced that it has selected a strategic global distribution partner to help expand and focus its existing distribution network. Intersil selected Future Electronics for…

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